Shared Stories & News

Consulate Court lights up for Lifeline WA

14 Dec 2016

Nine houses in Thornlie’s Consulate Court have banded together as part of Lifeline WA’s Lights for Lifeline campaign to raise money for suicide prevention. 

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How to cope with Christmas stress

14 Dec 2016

The Christmas season is meant to be a time of joy, but for many people it can be a time of stress, anxiety, disappointment or loneliness. Christmas comes with high expectations of perfect, happy families enjoying luxurious celebrations and gifts, but not all of us are able to live up to these ideals.

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Top 5 tips to get through Christmas stress

08 Dec 2016

Andy Williams sang that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but sometimes the pressure to have a perfect Christmas can lead to it being far from wonderful.

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Ros' Story

28 Nov 2016

Losing my husband Ross was the most devastating time of my life and my family's life, because it was something that you just never expect is going to happen to you. But it did happen.

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Tiny's Story

28 Nov 2016

It’s a bit of a strange one, I didn't know what I had at first, when I first started to feel the way I did. I had really bad thoughts and dark thoughts. There must be a colour blacker than black when you got depression and really suffering like a lot of us are.  

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Maya's Story

28 Nov 2016

Maya first called 13 11 14 in 2013 when she found the painful circumstances in her life were increasing her distress and overwhelming her capacity to cope. Like many people who seek help from Lifeline, she never wanted to end her life but her emotional pain was so great that she couldn’t see a way forward alone. She made the brave decision to pick up the phone and ask for help. 

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Paul's Story

28 Nov 2016

It's been quite a long journey, it's been a journey with many ups and downs. I first discovered that I had a problem in my life when I was around 19 years old while I was at university in Brisbane. I didn't know at the time what I was going through, but what I did know was that there was an immense level of suffering.

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Alison's Story

28 Nov 2016

Robert had lived with depression for many years and struggled daily. Our family had learned to adapt and accept without even realising it. At that point we decided to leave our home and business in Sydney to move back to Perth to focus on their health, hoping that it was going to be a new start. 

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